Connection between Radial and Ulnar Nerves at Humeral Level And Its Clinical Significance: A Cadaveric Case Report

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022015000400060
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Mohammad Mehdi Hassanzadeh Taheri & Mohammad Afshar

Summary

Variations of the terminal branches of the brachial plexus in the upper limb are abundant and frequently have been reported. But connection between its radial and ulnar nerves at humeral level is very rare. During routine dissection of the right arm of a 75-year-old male cadaver in the Department of Anatomy of Birjand University of Medical Sciences (BUMS), in Iran, we observed a connection between radial and ulnar nerves, and from the literature reviewed, we found only two cases that had been reported previously, one of them was unilateral and the other bilateral. Awareness of such variations are very important for surgeons and diminish the possible complication of regional anesthesia and surgical procedures, hence, we decided to report it.

KEY WORDS: Radial nerve; Brachial plexus; Ulnar nerve; Anatomical variation; Connection.

How to cite this article

TAHERI, M. M. H. & AFSHAR, M. Connection between radial and ulnar nerves at humeral level and its clinical significance: A cadaveric case report. Int. J. Morphol., 33(4):1559-1562, 2015.